ACCESSE24 Special Events

Make New Connections at Our Special Events

Our Special Events at ACCESSE24 offer you opportunities to network with fellow STEM society professionals and immerse yourself in unique learning opportunities. Stay tuned for more details on speakers and venues. Off-site programs will be just minutes away from the conference venue, with transportation provided.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Eugenia Addy - Opening Keynote SpeakerWe are thrilled to welcome Dr. Eugenia Addy, CEO of Visions of Science, as our opening keynote speaker and Brandon Lista, Secretary for the Board of Storytelling Toronto, as our closing keynote speaker.

Dr. Addy is a renowned scientist, educator, and social entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in community transformation and equitable STEM access. Her insights and experiences will provide invaluable inspiration and guidance to all attendees. Learn more about Dr. Eugenia Addy >

Brandon Lista - Closing Keynote

Brandon Lista is a storyteller, educator, and community animator. He has a passion for telling folktales from around the world, and dabbles in the odd personal tale. With a background in engineering and education, he believes that storytelling is the key to helping professionals become better communicators and problem solvers. Learn more about Brandon Lista >


Register for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Save your spot for this year's experiential learning opportunity when you complete your registration for ACCESSE24. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

CN TowerCN Tower Tour [SOLD OUT]

Opened in 1976, the CN Tower defines the Toronto skyline and remains a celebrated architectural marvel, wonder of the modern world, and a Toronto must‐see.

Join the Tower’s Director of Facilities and Engineering, Babar Mirza, P.Eng., for a behind the scenes tour as he shares the history of the CN Tower, fascinating stories about this engineering marvel, and insights into how the Tower works today. Following the tour, enjoy access to our Main Observation Level and our Lower Observation Level – home to the world-famous Glass Floor and “Atmosphere”; our new immersive, interactive art showcase. Guests will also enjoy additional access to SkyPod – the highest observation level in the Western Hemisphere.

This is not recommended for individuals with mobility challenges. Please visit CN Tower's Guide on Accessibility at for more information regarding the tour.

  • Price: $29 per attendee
  • Capacity: We have reached capacity for this special event.


ACCESSE24 AfterGlow

CESSE AfterGlow

Celebrated for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, Toronto stands as the exciting backdrop for ACCESSE24. Renowned for its iconic skyline, bustling neighborhoods, and rich cultural tapestry, Toronto embodies a perfect blend of cosmopolitan sophistication and warm hospitality. Join us at CESSE Afterglow, hosted by Multiview, for an evening of fun festivities at Par-tee Putt Golf Club. This mini golf course offers 27 creatively themed holes for you to explore, promising nostalgic merriment with a quirky ambiance. Dust off your visors and sharpen those tiny pencils as you tee off for a lively game of putt-putt. After a long day of educational sessions and meetings, Afterglow is the perfect opportunity to debrief, unwind, and socialize with friends and colleagues. Don’t miss out on this chance to combine leisure with professional engagement at Toronto’s ultimate destination for a good time!

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IGNITE the Stage at ACCESSE24

IGNITE! is back and bolder than ever! This fast-paced, high-energy presentation format challenges speakers to enlighten the audience in just 5 electric minutes. 

The Rules of IGNITE! 

  1. Presenters get 20 slides 

  1. Slides auto-advance every 15 seconds 

  1. You have 5 minutes to share your story 

That's it! No other rules, no limits on the topic. Just 5 minutes to expound on whatever issue, idea, or passion you want to ignite in others. 

IGNITE! is all about: Quick bursts of inspiration, Diverse perspectives, and spontaneity 

With speakers changing every 5 minutes, IGNITE! creates an atmosphere buzzing with energy and new ideas. You'll be enlightened, entertained, and inspired - that's a guarantee! 


ACCESSE24 Closing Reception


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